grandstanding senators squared off against smug and evasive bankers.
grandstanding is best postponed until several days after the danger has passed.
Nixon, however, demurred; he said that it would be “grandstanding” to speak out, according to his aide William Safire.
We may be ill-served if journalists become part of the story in the sense of taking sides or grandstanding.
It is grandstanding for a right rarely protected unless under immediate attack.
Yet his grandstanding trips to Israel and his decision to return to Iran both appear naïve or foolhardy.
You fellows better cut out the grandstanding and have a look west.
At any time he was ready with a sneer for what he called the cowpuncher's "grandstanding."
If he's just doing a lot of grandstanding or if he's playing someone's political game, that's another thing.
The sort of grandstanding the Karna were putting on had to be played to an audience.
"main seating for spectators at an outdoor event," 1834, from grand (adj.)+ stand. The verb meaning "to show off" is student slang from 1895, from grandstand player, attested in baseball slang from 1888.
It's little things of this sort which makes the 'grand stand player.' They make impossible catches, and when they get the ball they roll all over the field. [M.J. Kelly, "Play Ball," 1888]Cf. British gallery hit (1882) "showy play by a batsman in cricket, 'intended to gain applause from uncritical spectators'" [OED]. Related: grandstanding.